Theatre company bringing Broadway comedy to Creekside

Fred Skeleton Theatre company going for laughs with its upcoming production

Fred Skeleton Theatre Company is delivering the Broadway hit Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike to the Okanagan, including at the Creekside Theatre in Winfield next month.

Described as “deliriously funny” by the New York Times, the play showcases dysfunctional sibling rivalries as Vanya and Sonia deal with their movie star sister Masha and her brawny boyfriend Spike.

The Fred Skeleton crew, coming off their win for Best Production at this year’s Okanagan Zone Festival, have been on the look-out for a Tony Award winning comedy.

“We were ecstatic with the reception we got for the dramatic performances in Our Country’s Good,” said director Rob Mason-Brown, referring to the theatre company’s previous play. “But it’s an exhausting experience, and once it was over we said, okay, let’s do something outrageous, let’s have some fun with it.”

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is being developed by an experienced cast and crew, led by Mason-Brown, who’s been awarded Best Director at the 2014 BC Mainstage Festival, and for two years running at the Okanagan Theatre Festival.  The numerous title roles are played by veterans Stephen Jefferys, Kim Fournier, Peter Macleod, and Dorothy Dalba, the 2013 Ozone Festival winner for Best Actress.

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike plays at the Creekside Theatre between Nov. 5 and 7 and 12 and 14, with all shows starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by phone from the Creekside Theatre or online at www.fredskeleton.com

The Fred Skeleton Theatre Company provides the Okanagan with Broadway hits and Tony-award winning shows that push boundaries, stretch limits and introduce the audience to the surprising, the strange and the wonderful. The company is an assembly of experienced and award-winning theatre talent from around the Okanagan.

 

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